Looking For An Online Life Coach?

I have helped thousands of clients make significant life changes over the last 15+ years. I offer online life coach sessions via Zoom. Let's set one up.

How To Get Started With An Online Life Coach

All clients start the same way, with an introductory coaching session. These reduced-price coaching sessions give you the chance to jump right in with a real coaching session and get to know me and how I work as an online life coach.

After the end of the session, I will send you a recording of our session as well as consolidated notes. The notes will share any Insights you had during our session, specific and clear Action Items you’d like to take based on our conversation and a larger Coaching Goal that you identified. You are welcome to move forward and work on your own at this point, or work with me in a coaching program.

There is no expectation that you continue with online coaching and there is no hard sell at the end of our session. The choice to continue with coaching is yours!

I have an office in Montclair, NJ, and throughout my coaching I have always seen a significant percentage (about 40%) of my coaching clients online. As we are in the middle of a global pandemic, I am now seeing 100% of my clients online.

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Working with Allison is the best choice I've ever made for myself! When my Saturn return aligned with a global pandemic I was so lost and overwhelmed. I had a million things I wanted to do with my life and just no idea where to start, but Allison embraced my chaos and said welcome to adulthood babe, let's get you the tools to start figuring out your plan. She never judged or shamed me, but rather became a close confidant and dare I say friend. Often times our sessions were the highlight of my week! If you have the ability to invest in yourself with her program, no matter where you're at in your life, you will thank yourself later (and sooner) if you go for it. I couldn't recommend her more highly, anyone can benefit from her services!
Ceci Glidden
Ceci Glidden
14:02 03 Apr 21
I'm incredibly proud to share that Allison helped me achieve my DREAM job at my DREAM company!! I have been working with Allison for the past 6 months and her services are the best investment I've ever made. Allison's abilities to connect, understand and take action are second to none. Allison has solutions and techniques for everything. She provides so much care and attention which makes you feel as if you are her only client. Sessions are always productive and she ensures that you are feeling supported throughout the process. Thank you, Allison!!
Lauren Gerard
Lauren Gerard
16:12 01 Apr 21
Allison and I worked together over the course of 6 months and what an incredible journey it was together. When we began, I had no clear vision for what I wanted life to look like, just a definite certainty that I needed epic change. Allison is a master navigator in that quagmire. She gently pulls threads and follows them with you to tease out your passions, skills, dissatisfiers, and boundaries. I’d often leave sessions and reflect in awe at her ability to unpack all that I said and, more importantly, that which I didn’t. Her gift of unearthing insight, provoking thought, and inciting action is unparalleled. We covered an insane amount of territory in our time together and I’m on a clear, self-created(!) path forward to achieving that epic change I was seeking. Thank you, Allison! I’m looking forward to reconnecting from Peru!
Kati LaBeaume
Kati LaBeaume
22:47 09 Feb 21
In the short time I worked with Allison I got a new job WHILE exploring my own passions. I'm now happier in my career, actively coaching on my own, have a web site, and planned a yoga retreat.Allison gave me confidence and accountability when I needed it most. Each session was tailored to what I wanted support on. I was hesitant to spend the money, but I'm so glad I did. I appreciated that we could record our sessions so I could re-watch them (just so I didn't miss or forget anything!). Her support and guidance crashed down a huge wall I built up for myself.I truly feel transformed. Thank you, Allison!
Samantha Rhind
Samantha Rhind
23:34 13 Jan 21
My life transformed in the most wonderful way through coaching with Allison. She is an amazing person and talented coach. She knows how to listen deeply, connect and ask powerful questions that unlock awareness and open insight. She has a wealth of practical wisdom that inspires courage, agency and possibility. Our coaching engagement was deep, meaningful and impactful for me on so many levels. Working with Allison truly created a positive (r)evolution in my life. I highly recommend her coaching program. If you get the opportunity to work with her, take it!
Emily Peck
Emily Peck
19:44 06 Nov 20
Allison is a gifted, whip-smart, and wise career coach. Working with her was a terrific experience. She helped me transition from my previous career, putting me on a more fulfilling path forward. Her energy, enthusiasm, and optimism are infectious. I felt energized after every session with her. Now that we are in the midst of this great transition in terms of career-life, I’m grateful to have worked with Allison when I did. My time with her has helped me navigate the covid world with much more confidence and ease.
Michelle Glasser
Michelle Glasser
02:14 31 Aug 20
Working with Allison was just what I needed to shift focus for a new career! Although we started working in the middle of the pandemic, I knew working with her would help for years to come. She not only helped me through these uncertain times but prepared me to hit the ground running. Regardless if you’re just starting out or have been in an industry for years, she gets it!
Brianne Kennedy
Brianne Kennedy
16:49 24 Aug 20
I first contacted Allison because I was feeling lost in my job search and was hoping to find a new career path. After just a few months working with Allison I felt I had found a new career path and felt more confident as a professional in general, but also was finding improvements in other areas of my life that I didn’t expect. The thing I appreciated most is that she doesn’t tell you what you should do or what you should be, she just asks the right questions to help you find it in yourself and then helps come up with a plan for getting to where you want to be. She also is extreme positive and fun to talk to and I always left her office in a good mood. I highly recommend working with her.
Tim Higgins
Tim Higgins
23:05 23 Feb 20
Allison is the best! And that is a HUGE understatement. Unlike other Life/Career Coaches, Allison "gets it". She is extremely Relatable, not "Old-School", and very Realistic.When I first visited Allison, I was unhappy with my career, it's progression, and I knew that I wanted to do something different (something more in-line with ME) - but I didn't know what it was or how to find it.My fiance and I were also unhappy with where we were living, and had many ideas about moving away - but those were more like "dreams".Within a 3 month period, Allison, with her many skills/tools of: inspiration, open mindedness, being extremely well educated in the field of life/career coaching, support, connected-ness through communication, positivity, guidance, and what seems to be a vast knowledge of "everything coaching" ...The list goes on and on...Helped both of us create a plan to move to a new state, a place where we absolutely love!, and a plan to move forward with our careers which has been exciting and truly unbelievable. On my last session with her, she went down a list of items/life ideas which I brought to her attention on our 1st session, and within a 3 month period - I/we had accomplished everything on that list.I can't say thank you enough. And I can't recommend her services enough for anyone who is looking for a change/different perspective in their life/career.Thank you Allison!!!
Daniel Solomon
Daniel Solomon
17:00 28 Oct 19
I have been working with Allison for the last five months, and in that time, I have made changes in my life that I've been trying to make on my own for a decade. She is a sincere person who is deeply committed to helping you gain clarity and take concrete steps to achieve the life you want. I was in a state of so much confusion and all I knew was that I needed to change, but I didn't have a clear direction. She has a remarkable ability to distill our conversations into eye-opening insights and clear action steps. In working with her, I have been able to shift long-held patterns of thinking that were not serving me and, as a result, more fully inhabit my own life. Together we have been creating and refining my goals and I have been able to progress from the traction gained each week. I am incredibly grateful that I have the opportunity to work with her. The return on my investment is exponential.
Swapna Rao
Swapna Rao
13:27 19 Sep 19
Allison is incredibly sharp, diligent, and kind. Her attention and enthusiasm is especially beneficial to those who seek encouragement and guidance during large transitional periods. Allison understands exactly how to empower her clients, and provides them with practical tools to set and complete goals, making those uncomfortable transitions all the more beautiful.
EJ Barbato
EJ Barbato
21:40 22 Aug 19
I used to think there was nothing I could get from a career coach that I couldn't get from my existing network of mentors. Then I was given a copy of Allison's book. It opened my eyes to things about my professional self I hadn't acknowledged before and to a new way about thinking about my work, my career and myself. So, I signed up for an intro coaching session and hoped I was making a worthy investment of money I really didn't have to spend. In that first session, I learned a lot about the way I work, how I want to work and who I am. In subsequent sessions, I began to see opportunities for myself I had refused to open my eyes to in the past and the fears, societal and cultural expectations that I was allowing to limit my possibilities. With Allison's support, I pushed myself outside my comfort zone and into some of the most rewarding professional experiences of my life. I'm still finding my way, but my framework for thinking about my career and professional decision-making has changed. I am more confident in saying no to opportunities that aren't for me (and that I would have fretted over) and have a much better idea of what it is I want out of work and by extension life.
Meena Thiruvengadam
Meena Thiruvengadam
17:07 19 Aug 19
There truly is not enough space here to share all the wonderful things I experienced working with Allison. I am so appreciative she has chosen to apply her intelligence, positive energy, empathy and commitment to helping others through her coaching business. She has made a tremendous difference in my life for which I am so grateful.I had been suffering from 'analysis paralysis' for years, stuck obsessing over different opportunities available to me after working in network television as an investigative journalist. I had reached out to other professionals for help in sorting through all my ideas to get some traction in my life, but I realized they didn't seem to be able to relate to my thought process and I was only confusing them.I sensed I should reach out to Allison after I invited her to speak at a meetup group I organize locally. After my first personal session with her, it's as if the sun finally came out from behind the clouds in my mind. She helped me get all the jumbled up ideas in my head - out of my head so we could review each of them and decide which to prioritize now, later or toss out completely. She even guided me on how to test some of the ideas, with action vs going all in. And, I am using a terrific method to structure my day that she introduced to me.If you really want to create change in your life, work toward your best life, bring clarity to your life, I believe 100% Allison is the one to call. As her client I am expected to compensate her for her expertise and guidance, but I felt like she gave me far more than what I gave her.She fantastic!
maria afsharian
maria afsharian
05:29 29 Jul 19
I had just one session with Allison because I felt I needed a boost of motivation to get me going - both with my career and personal goals. After having my second baby, I was feeling stuck and frustrated and most importantly ready to make a change. In that one session Allison helped me come up with a plan and gave me the push that I needed.
Donna Dotan
Donna Dotan
17:42 24 Jul 19
Allison is a true star at what she does. She guided me through a career change with ease. She is a fresh perspective when things seem hopeless. The whole experience with her just amazing. She showed me that I was beyond capable to make the changes that I wanted to make in my life. With her support I was able to see the best in myself and make the necessary changes. She will not do the work for you but show you how to do it for yourself which is even more valuable. If you are considering working with her don’t hesitate for a second, you will not regret it!
Kristina J
Kristina J
21:08 22 Mar 19
I cannot recommend Allison enough. I find myself referring to our sessions & her book regularly. When you work with her, you have a true partner. I learned to verbalize my goals. I've gained clarity on my values and what is actually important to me, not just what I've told myself is important to me. My career has shifted. My creative life is flourishing. I've booked additional sessions. For as long as she's coaching, I'll be a client.
Nolan Denker
Nolan Denker
01:47 12 Feb 19
I had a terrific experience with Allison. When I started my 8-session package with her, I felt stuck professionally and full of self doubt. Undaunted, Allison Task was up for the task! Having finished the package with Allison a few weeks ago, I am astounded by her tenacity and willingness to hop right in and roll up her sleeves. She’s smart and laser focused! She kept me on message in terms of recognizing many entrenched and damaging mindsets. Doing this successfully is often the first step in making change happen. Allison has a knack for getting to the heart of the matter, providing clients with a forum to articulate feelings. She is also great at framing key issues so they're seen in a whole new light. Allison’s presence, energy, and ability to cut right to what's important is rare. Her mission is to effectuate positive changes, and that’s just what she does. Also, she’s results driven. I am now taking positive steps forward. I have clear direction with my business, and am making money as a consultant. I would NEVER have made these changes without the insights I learned with Allison!
Michelle Glasser
Michelle Glasser
18:04 24 Jan 19
Allison is such a positive and special person to be around. She helped me see that I can achieve anything I put my mind to, in my career and personal life. She helped me plan goals and motivated me towards my achievement. I’m so greatful to her and I had a wonderful experience. She is truly professional and I highly recommend her for anyone looking to excel in life.
Chana Deena Benjamin
Chana Deena Benjamin
17:21 16 Jan 19
I went to see Allison this past week after reading her amazing reviews online. In our 75 minute intro season, She not only helped me figure out the best way to achieve my career goals, but also helped me identify parallels in my personal and professional life. It was an eye opening and invaluable experience. I feel more confident and secure in my decision making skills. She helped me see my value as an employee and showed me how I can achieve my goals in a reasonable time period. Her organizational skills are unmatched and she even emails you a recap of the session so you have something in writing to reflect on. I have already recommended her to my family and friends! Go see Allison - you won’t regret it!
Briana
Briana
17:14 17 Nov 18

How is An Online Coaching Session Different from In-Office Coaching?

It’s funny, actually. When I started coaching in 2005 most coaching was virtual. I didn’t have an office, so I would meet clients in Central Park, their offices or via phone. I’d give clients the option at first, I could meet them in real life or on the phone and they would choose.

 

MOST clients, believe it or not, chose to meet on the phone instead of in person. And here’s why. They thought that it was easier for them to think, to get deeper into their own authentic thoughts, if they didn’t see me. If the didn’t see me react, wait for me to respond.

Allison Task during an online coaching session

As we are social creatures, we often communicate to get a response from someone instead of communicating from a place of authenticity. We communicate with, in concert with, to have an effect upon…instead of using the moment to pursue, or discover our own thoughts.

Coaching is all about pursuing your thoughts, your ideas. My goal, as a career and life coach, is to ask you questions that get you deeper into your own ideas. My goal is not to come up with an answer for you, but to ask you the right questions so that you can discover the answer for yourself.

At this time of self-quarantine, you are welcome to have a phone session, Zoom session or Skype session, whichever you think will work best for you. If you schedule a Zoom session, I’m able to provide you with a recording of the session.

My geographically distributed clients typically hold their sessions via Zoom and love it. They like to re-watch the video at least once, because it’s interesting to have that perspective on your own thought process. I mean, how often can you be a fly on the wall for your own thoughts? I know, it’s very meta. And online life coaching gives you the opportunity to have that deep and meaningful conversation, and than re-watch yourself, putting together ideas for the first time that will help you answer questions that have had you stuck for a while.

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The Advantage of Online Life Coaching

There is a big advantage to having a coaching session via Zoom and watching the recording afterwards. When you see yourself having the a-ha moment, you can re-live it, and more deeply connect to the insight. If you felt momentum to take action during the session, you can re-watch that moment and reconnect with that desire to take action when you are in a better position to take action (not mid-session).

By re-watching our online life coaching session, you can reconnect to that moment of insight and impact and start taking action in the ways you want to. You can re-create the momentum you feel in a good coaching session, and take action between sessions in a more powerful way.

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My Background In Career Coaching and Online Life Coaching

I received my coaching certificate from New York University in 2005, and I've been coaching ever since. As I mentioned, I was trained to coach via phone and in person; I started using virtual coaching platforms 15 years ago. In fact, I’ve only had an office for five years, so online coaching and virtual coaching is where I have the most experience.

For the first 10 years of my coaching career, I coached primarily on the phone, as that is what clients preferred. Clients enjoyed the experience, but quite frankly I felt like I could build a deeper connection and therefore help my clients move forward more quickly if I could meet in person.

I found a location in Montclair NJ and began coaching in person in October 2015. My practice grew quickly and thrived, so much so that in March 2020 I moved to a larger location where I could continue to do individual and group coaching.

While my practice accelerated, I started to coach more small businesses, and groups, so I wanted the space to support that.

I still always offered online coaching to clients; sometimes someone would get sick or have a snow day and they appreciated the flexibility of being able to meet online.

Other clients lived far away – some as far as Singapore and Australia, Seattle and Switzerland, Costa Rica and Houston. I always offered virtual coaching for these distributed clients, and they thrived.

Many of my clients would move during our coaching program, and virtual coaching allowed us to keep the momentum.

Some clients lived nearby, but in the congested NY Metro area, chose to have an occasional online coaching session instead of meeting in my office.

You can read more about my background and experience here.

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What Is An Online Career Coach?

I have extensive experience as a career coach; it is the largest part of my practice.

As a career coach, I help clients clarify the career that will best meet their financial and personal needs at this time in their life. Yes, I’ve helped people transition from high paid jobs to meaningful jobs and vice versa. I’ve helped lawyers and doctors leave fields that no longer work for them, and interestingly helped people fall back in love with a career that was growing stale.

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I help recent graduates find work in difficult markets; I help new parents transition into more family-friendly work. I help people retire early (yep, that’s as fun as it sounds) and I help people find more lucrative work, more meaningful work and more flexible work.

Honestly, working as an online career coach is not very different from working as a career coach. It’s a different medium for the same model. Instead of being in the same space, we work virtually, and you can always have a recording of your session.

Some clients who live far away come to me for the very first session, to “kick the tires” if you will and confirm that I’m the real deal. Once they’re satisfied, and we’ve made that all important in-person connection, they continue on with sessions virtually, and we complete our program with online coaching.

On the other hand, I have some European, Asian, Central American, Australian and West Coast American clients who I’ve never met in person! 100% of our coaching sessions have been virtual, and it’s worked out well.

I have a long tenure as an online life coach and I’d be happy to set up a session with you, at this time, when the responsible choice is to meet virtually.

The Cost of Online Coaching

My coaching isn’t cheap, and it definitely isn’t free. Many coaches who are just starting out offer free introductory coaching sessions; I definitely do not. I would like to think that my years of experience offer you a more efficient coaching program, so instead of charging you for hours and hours (or months or years) of coaching sessions, we cut to the point more efficiently, effectuating significant change more rapidly.

The coast for online coaching is the same as in-person coaching. You can find information about my intro sessions here. And information about my coaching programs here.

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Topics for Online Life Coaching

Coaching is always client-directed; I am here to help you take action on a subject where you may feel stuck. Our agenda is your agenda; I can help you winnow it down, or clarify your goal, but the goal is always set by you. You are hiring me; you da boss!

I specialize in career coaching, transition coaching and general life coaching. I consider myself a personal coach, or a life coach, but that’s mostly just to differentiate from the world of executive coaching. Executive coaches tend to be hired by an organization to work with members of the organization to improve their performance. I am typically hired directly by the client to help them with a goal that they have identified, thus the personal nature of my work.

If you scroll the bottom of the main page of my site, you will see a list of topics that clients have hired me to help them with. Here are a few more:

  • Finding a professional direction after leaving corporate.
  • Pivoting my career after working for the same company for (15, 25, 30) years
  • Choosing a creative direction after finding myself unfulfilled (but very successful) in corporate work.
  • Finding work that allows for more balance.
  • Rebuilding my life (finding a job, apartment, etc) after divorce.
  • Being true to myself and finding work I actually want to do instead of work I’m good at.
  • Retiring (3-5) years early.
  • Improving my marriage
  • Starting my (second) marriage with success
  • Moving to another country
  • Move to another location within the United States
  • Make more money doing the same job I love
  • Grow my client pipeline
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Impact of Online Life Coaching

I just finished a 3-month program with a client earlier today and as we finished she said, “This is so useful. This is not AT ALL where I thought we’d be when I started. I couldn’t imagine we would have come to this place – I thought we’d do something more traditional. But this is exactly where I wanted to be. This is where I longed to be, in my deepest deepest heart, I just wouldn’t let myself see it.”

My goal is always to help you access your deep dark secrets, your big dreams. You are often sharing an objective with me that might not be right for others to hear. You aren’t ready to say it yet – these goals and dreams are super vulnerable and not ready for prime time. We can work on it together until that vision is a little more stable and you’re ready do out it to the world. That’s the coaching process – I provide you the scaffolding and you create your work of art, your life! In time we take that scaffolding away, as you are more confident and the project is more stable. And then we shine a light on you and it and you are satisfied with your creation.

Online life coaching is no different from in-person life coaching. Many of my engagements that started in November if 2019, or January or March of 2020 have now moved online. Clients haven’t missed a beat, in fact they now have increased focused because they are feeling a deeper desire to be authentic. To be real. To find their calling and to do the work that brings them joy.

Online life coaching is impactful, powerful and real. You can change your life, help yourself life your truest life.

It is my deep honor to be your guide, accountability partner and coach as you navigate your ideas for a life you are more eager to live.

I have been coaching for 15+ years, helping thousands of clients take that next step into the life they’d rather live.

And as a coach and an accountability partner, my goal is to help you match the ideas with clear actions so that you can move forward faster, with greater certainty and clarity toward a more authentic life. A life that you want to live, and derive great satisfaction and contentment from.

It is my honor and privilege to serve as a life coach, as a career coach, and to offer online coaching services. My goal is to be the best online life coach, the best career and life coach that I can be, to deliver maximum impact for my clients.

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Times available (ET): Daytime: Monday-Friday: 7AM, 8:15AM, 9:30AM, 10:45AM, noon and 1:15PM. Evening: Monday-Wednesday: 6:30PM and 7:40PM.

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